Universal Primary FREE School Meals
Welsh Government aims to provide every child in primary school in Wales with a free school meal by September 2024, regardless of household income.
Universal Primary Free School Meals (UPFSM) have been rolled out to all pupils in full-time nursery and Reception class since September 2022 and this will be extended to all Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in April 2023, after the Easter break.
ALL children in full-time nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2, can now have a free school meal every day, you do not need to apply. Just book your child’s meal in the usual way via your school.
All parents are encouraged to pre-book their children’s meal(s) in advance via ParentPay. Your child will then choose their meal option in school at registration.
In September 2023, we aim to extend this rollout to our Year 3 & 4 pupils and to Year 5 & 6 by the end of the academic year 2023/2024.
If you have any enquiries, please email : UPFSM@ Merthyr.gov.uk
Special Dietary Requirements
In order to be able to provide lunches to those that have any special dietary requirements, this includes :
- Vegetarian preferences
- Ethical / religious diets,
- Medical/Allergen needs
you are required to fill in a Special Dietary Form and upload relevant documentation supporting any allergy / prescribed diet.
The form can be found using the link below:
If your child does not have a special dietary requirement, please do not complete the above form.
Please note that for any medically prescribed diets, we will only accept requests that are supported with medical documentation.